“That” Guy: Understanding Roles in Our Relationships

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

Which “guy” are you? The “funny” guy? The “ambitious” guy? The “sports” guy? The “practical” guy? The “movie buff” guy? As you think about your circle of friends, inevitably everyone fits into some kind of unique “slot” within the group. It’s a natural tendency we have to place people into specific roles. I think that, […]

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Redefining Expectations During Seasons of Transition

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

Think back to the last big transition you made in your life. Was it high school to college? Single-life to married-life? A move to a new city? My guess is that as you reminisce on those memories you are flooded with both positive and negative emotions. The thrill of a new adventure, the anxiety of […]

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Serve & Let Serve

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

On some level, we are all constantly searching for a tool, system, app, service, etc, that will make their lives easier…more efficient. If I don’t have time to clean my house, I hire a cleaner to do that for me. If I don’t know how to change the oil in my car, I find a […]

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Onward

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We all experience seasons of our life where it seems everything is being thrown at us at once. You can probably remember a time in the not-so-distance past when you felt like all that you had on your plate left you completely under water. These periods of life are inevitable, especially for those who are […]

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The Monday Sweet Spot – 12/05/2016

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable. In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”. A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly […]

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‘Tis the Season to Serve the Broken

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

Well, the holidays are certainly upon us! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas, as it does every year, will follow sooner than anyone expects it to. It’s a wonderful time of year, indeed. Homes are filled with the laughter of familiar friends and beloved family. It seems that the best in everyone makes […]

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The Monday Sweet Spot – 11/07/2016

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable. In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”. A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly […]

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It Is More Important To Be Kind, Than It Is To Be Right

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

“It is more important to be kind, than it is to be right.” Those words were spoken over my wife and I on our wedding day. Our officiant did an incredible job and she spoke with wisdom all throughout her message. But this line is one that has stuck with me more particularly than many […]

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The Monday Sweet Spot – 10/10/2016

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable. In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”. A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly […]

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The Monday Sweet Spot – 09/26/2016

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable. In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”. A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly […]

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